The Associated Press told of a New Jersey fisherman who discovered a shopping bag filled with unopened prayer letters. The letters displayed variety. One man asked to win the lottery. A teen girl asked for forgiveness for an abortion. An unwed mother asked God to get her baby’s father to marry her.

There were about 300 letters in all. They appear to be the property of a New Jersey minister who died about two years ago. The letters were unopened. No one knows why the minister left the letters unopened or how they ended up in the sea, but we can be sure that our prayers are always heard by God.